U.S. Orders Diplomats Out Of Lebanon and Turkey Amid Syria Debate

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Sep 06, 2013 3:02 PM

Non-essential American diplomats and the families of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have been instructed to leave Lebanon immediately out of concern for their safety "as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on neighboring Syria". 

The department also authorized the voluntary departure of diplomats and families at the U.S. Consulate in Adana, Turkey, which is the closest American diplomatic post to Syria in Turkey.